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Marie Warsh is a landscape historian and the Director of Preservation Planning at the Central Park Conservancy. She is a native New Yorker and her childhood playground is remarkably still intact.

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A Newly Renovated Adventure-style Playground in Central Park

For the past six months, the Central Park Conservancy (CPC) has been renovating two of Central Park’s most well-known playgrounds: Adventure Playground and the East 72nd Street Playground, both adventure-style playgrounds designed by the architect ...

New Play in Central Park

The Central Park Conservancy has recently rebuilt two playgrounds: the East 110th Street Playground, located near 110th Street and Fifth Ave and the Tarr-Coyne Tots Playground, located near 67th Street and Central Park West. This post provides ...

The Playgrounds of Central Park: A Brief History

Central Park was designed to provide urban dwellers with an experience of nature, a place to recreate and socialize, and a healthful respite from the noise, crowds, and pollution that defined the rapidly growing city. Although this primary purpose ...